Other things we take for granted

26 05 2008

Living in the US it is very easy to take things for granted. Things such as quality of life. If you work hard you can get what you need and you can live a fairly decent life. If you have money problems there is government assistance. We don’t realize how others live, that makes is easy for us to judge other people as lazy, or not to understand why they do what they do.

I was talking to a friend that lived here temporarily when her husband was doing a masters degree, they are semi-well off, they lived here in the US for two years without working and paying foreigner tuition. My point is, they went back to their home planet when he graduated. I was talking to her and she said she longed for the days in the US. Now that she is back home she realized the difference in quality of life. Granted that they are going through political issues over there, but even if you have money you can’t get essentials such as milk, rice, flour, sugar. She tels me that she has to travel all over the city to find one thing or the other. So she has to go to the market everyday. They have device a system by which a friend that finds milk or sugar, calls the network of friends to let them know where they found the goods. People are only allowed to buy one half gallon of milk and/or one pound of sugar, and they have to wait in line for hours to get it. They don’t have the luxury of deciding that they want to buy organic.

Those are things we don’t worry about here, we need something we go get it. I worked at a place that gave government help for pregnant women, and their children, we made sure that they never went without their essentials, programs like that do not exist in other countries.

One essential that we take for granted is water. There are countries where people live without running water, can you imagine that? There are countries where you can’t drink water from the tap. In my home planet we use filters at home, because we can’t drink the tap water. That is why they say, when you travel drink bottled water. Some people boil the water that comes from the tap to make it suitable for drinking, it tastes funny by the way. Some people have to walk for miles to get water.

 

You may complain about the US all that you want, but we do have one of the best qualities of life in the world. Why do you think so many people want to come here?

I invite you not to take it for granted!!

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27 05 2008
johnnypeepers

Don’t drink the tap water in the U.S. (http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-03-10-drugs-tap-water_N.htm)

The food shortages Worldwide are engineered the the global depopulation-inspired elites (http://www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=165442).

It is time to wake up. The American huddled masses freedom illusion is an illusion. Granted, things are better for now, but what happens tomorrow?

29 05 2008
wpm1955

This is a really wonderful post. I am an American living in Morocco. This is exactly what I miss about America–everything works, and you can always find what you need. There are a lot of things that make your life EASIER, and more COMFORTABLE, that people just take for granted, never having known how the rest of the world lives (even in modern European countries, or England, the level of comfort is far, far less than in the United States).

Madame Monet
Writing, Painting, Music, and Wine
winewriter.wordpress.com

8 07 2010
teresa

America is not independent, it is dependent on other countries. Where do we get our funiture, plates,etc.. from china

Independence day, shouldnt be celebrated. We are always going to depend on another!

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